Summary: The drive itself is great! The look is stylish and clean. File transfers were quite fast! The issue is the buffalo drive does not know how to handle the sleep/wake functions of a Mac. I contacted Buffalo tech support about this and their reply was "do not put your Mac into sleep mode". How is that even considered tech support?! They also mentioned that none of their features are supported on the Mac OS and only the drive itself is listed as being "Mac compatible".
Summary: I would recommend it to other people. I think the price of the drive is starting to get out-dated in comparison to many other options, but I am sure the smaller form factor and higher speed attributes to the higher cost variance.
Pros: The case was smaller than I expected. I recently bought a Samsung D3 Station and expected it to be about the same size, but the BUFFALO (HD-LC2.0U3) was more compact. The read/write speed was about 15% higher than my D3 Station too, but that was not a true concern, because I use them as external backups, but faster is better, right?
Cons: I didn't really have any cons with this item. It has been a couple months, with no issues, so for me, no complaints.
Pros: Though I have not received mine yet I ordered mine 2-20-15 with in 10 min it was in shipping from newegg great job Newegg I think that's the fastest my order went to shipping...<3 you guys Newegg rules
Cons: Its coming out of L.A. Cali I live like 16hrs away and its till taking the full 7 days to get here so you may wanna consider paying for shipping if you need it right away!!!!!
Summary: I'm using this drive as NAS using my router. My router only supports XFS instead of NTFS so I was worried first, but this drive worked flawlessly. I'm sure this drive will just fine with WIndows supported file system. I'm also sensitive to noise but this unit didn't was quieter than usual internal HDD which is INSIDE of my PC. Awesome!
Pros: Been great so far, my test is always how long it lasts. My last external 2TB is almost 5 years old so I wanted to replace it. My last one spooled up very slowly when accessing data, but I knew it was powered down so I knew it would last, and it did. -I don't know if maybe it is just not going to sleep (like it says it should) or it just starts back up very quickly. Hard drive seems to always be accessible for my plex server etc. -Transfers speeds are what you expects ...
Summary: I am hesitant to buy one if it does not have a buffalo disk in it. Do NOT want WD for sure; too many problems in the past and Hitatchi ehhhhh maybe. But, if it says a BUFFALO, then that is what I want inside. Like trying to sell me a porsche when I know its a yugo inside. What is up with that?
Pros: From what I've read (and my own experience) this drive goes on sale quite often. I was able to also get a 3 year warranty on it for half the price too. It's quiet, doesn't heat up at all (I've had it running overnight sometimes); I top out at 20-25MBS with transfers. So if you're not in a rush, keep an eye on it and you'll get a great deal.
Cons: None so far...but I haven't owned it that long